Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 15 dead, 3,929 infected in last 24 hours


Dhaka, Feb 16: The death toll from Coronavirus has reached 28,887 in Bangladesh as 15 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours. Of them, ten are men and five are women.

Besides, 3,929 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 1,923,031.

Directorate General of Health Services confirmed the information through a press release on Wednesday.

In the last 24 hours, 32,207 samples were examined and out of them 3,929 got positive results for the virus. Apart from, 12,757 more recovered from the disease, taking the total recoveries to 1,716,066, the press release added.

Bangladesh reported its first three cases of COVID-19 on March 8 in 2020.

The new coronavirus pandemic first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December in 2019.

The World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11 in 2020.

The deadly virus spread to 223 countries and territories, killing 5,858,906 people globally, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles number of new coronavirus cases and deaths from it.

As many as 416,435,595 people worldwide caught the virus. Among them, 339,324,590 people recovered from the virus, the website said.